Benedict Cumberbatch makes even the invention of the computer into compelling cinema.
mpaa rating:PG-13 (For some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking.)
Directed By: Morten Tyldum
Run Time: 1 hour 54 minutes
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance
Theatre Release:November 21, 2014 by The Weinstein Company
For a long time, every time a computer or something geeky appeared in a movie, it was either to show how evil the villain was (look, he has a machine that will take over the world), to be the villain itself (“I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”), or just plain gimmicky (you’ve got mail!). When digital tech was a point on which the plot turned (say, in a spy movie or sci-fi), everything moved so fast that the audience didn’t have time to feel left out.
But smartphone-toting audiences are comfortable enough with their devices talking to them and giving them directions and ordering their food that creators are convinced they needn’t mark it off with blinking red lights anymore. Computers are part of the background to life now, like refrigerators and cars.
Source:: Christianity Today